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RABBIT'S FOOT---RETORT

WHEN SOMEONE COMES UP TO YOU AND SAY "HERE IS A RABBIT
FOOT, TAKE IT FOR GOOD LUCK," YOU TELL THEM "HOW IT COULD
BE FOR GOOD LUCK, WHEN THE RABBIT HAS LOST HIS FOOT."

Submitter comment: SHE REMEMBERED THIS ITEM FROM TIMES WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG. BUT
IT WAS TOLD TO HER FROM HER MOTHER AND NEIGHBORS USUALLY BY WORD
OF MOUTH. HER MOTHER AS WELL AS HER MOTHER'S MOTHER BELIEVED
THAT OLD SAYINGS ARE WORTH REMEMBERING. THE INFORMANT REGARDS
THIS FOLK ITEM AS A PIECE OF GOLD FOR A GUIDE LINE OF LIFE'S
EXPERIENCE.
SHE LEARNED THIS ITEM IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; VIRGINIA ; PHILADELPHIA ; RICHMOND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck P881.16
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.16
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1935

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